Effortless and cost-effective business setup services for new enterprises in the UAE.

The United Arab Emirates presents an ever-evolving and dynamic market within a burgeoning economy. Making the decision to set up a company in the UAE can be challenging, particularly for foreign businesses looking to establish a formal foothold in the UAE market. If you’re questioning your decision, reach out to StartersCFO for clarity and guidance. 

StartersCFO is a top-tier service provider for business setup in the UAE. Our team at StartersCFO is committed to supporting you through the challenging phases, keeping your focus firmly on realizing your ambition of setting up a business in the UAE.

StartersCFO assists with UAE company registration and government documentation. We also offer outstanding personalised consulting at no cost! Schedule your free consultation with one of our experts for guidance on the various stages of company setup and registration in the UAE.

Q: How much the Business setup in Dubai Costs

That depends. What is your business activity? Free zone or mainland? How many visas or shareholders?

Q: Should you undertake business setup in Dubai yourself?

Wondering if you can start a Dubai company yourself? You can. But there are some things you need to know.

1. There is a multitude of options.

With over 60 jurisdictions, how do you know which is the right one for your Dubai company? How do you make sure you’re choosing the right licence and business activity? Don’t let your business setup in Dubai be a trial-and-error process.

2. It is not easy. 

Liaising with the relevant authorities and government departments alone takes time and travel miles.  Lots of both.

3. There is a mountain of paperwork. 

Starting a Dubai company involves tonnes of paperwork. Think forms, applications, banking and legal requirements – and that is just the start.  

4. You might save money – but at what cost? 

What is your time worth?  Are you outstanding with detail?  Can you afford to hit pause on your business plans to fill out forms or attend more meetings?

Q: What setup option is best for your business?

Business setup in Dubai (or anywhere in the UAE) can be complicated.
Decisions need to be made which can affect your journey and shape your success.
Jurisdiction? Free zone or mainland?

Free Zones

  • Retain 100% ownership of your Dubai company
  • 0% corporate and income tax rate
  • No custom duties
  • Option to repatriate 100% of your capital and profits


  • Business activities not limited
  • Operate anywhere inside and outside the country
  • No limit on number of visas

Q: The process of business setup in Dubai

Registering a company in the UAE is not only easy, but it’s the most cost-effective way to do it! In fact, the entire process can take as little as 24 hours! That’s right! All you have to do is supply us with the relevant information about your company and we do the rest.  Here’s our time-tested process:

1. Prepare Documentation

If you’re an overseas entrepreneur starting up in a new country for the first time, the documentation process can be daunting. We help you to make the right decisions for your Dubai company and handle all of the complex paperwork.

2. Business Licence

Choosing the right licence and applying for it are essential to getting your business setup in Dubai right. Having an in-depth understanding of the dos and don’ts around setting up your business licence will help you to avoid the common traps we see people fall into. For instance, some business categories require prior approvals from certain authorities. A company formation expert will guide you through the necessary requirements to start your business.

3. Visa Process

Private companies can obtain new employment entry permits for their employees provided they apply for residence visa status within 30 days of the employee’s entry into the UAE.

4. Bank Account

Setting up a corporate bank account in the UAE can be a little arduous for international entrepreneurs. It requires careful consideration and there are several boxes to tick to ensure you have everything in place before approaching your bank of choice.

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Who We Are?

CFO as a service for start-ups & SMEs

We are a dedicated group of financial professionals specializing in comprehensive accounting, auditing, and tax advisory services in Dubai and all over UAE .

Our team comprises experienced bookkeepers, tax experts, auditors, and business advisors who are committed to delivering top-notch financial solutions for businesses across the World.

You run your business. We will do the bookkeeping. UAE’s top rated Virtual CFO Service for start-ups & SMEs.

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